Flo-Rite Plumbing. Specialist in Hot Water Systems in Brisbane and the Gold Coast
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Replacement Vulcan 315 litre Hot Water System Mudgeeraba Gold Coast

Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 8:55:49 PM AEST by Craig Poynton

Recent Replacement Hot Water System 

This Vulcan 315 litre electric hot water system was more than 17 years old before it started to leak water from the tank which holds the hot water. This was indeed a good life out of the tank so the owners were happy to replace it with the current Vulcan 315 litre electric model which we did. Due to the change in the Queensland Government plumbing regulations the new installation had to be brought up to date with several new requirements including: A hot water tempering valve had to be fitted to control the temperature to a maxium of 50 degrees at all bathing areas, insulation had to be fitted to the hot, warm and cold sections of the connecting water pipes.



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A form 4 and fee now has to be paid after the installation of the hot water sytem to the Plumbing Industry Council, a government department which is the responsible body all over Queensland for this type of regulated work. Changes have to be made if the current overflow discharge pipe from the hot water unit does not drain to an approved point. A cold water expansion valve is now required by law as well to be fitted on the Gold Coast and this drain has to go to the same point as above. Previously cold expansion valves had not been required by the Gold Coast Council. A plumber is not fully licensed to repair or replace electric hot water systems without a restricted electrical license or not engaging an electrician to disconnect and reconnect your new hot water system. We hold all of the relevant licenses.

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